Seagate Expansion External Drive Disassembly
Thanks muchly for your post. Your comment "you will break off several, if not all, of the tabs" made the task much simpler :-) Many thanks. I didn't realize it was a SATA drive until I pulled it apart. I was working on a friend's old computer and thought I'd back up his hard drive 1st and this external drive I was using looked like it would work. Nope. However I do have a bunch of SATA drives around, so with your help I now have an easy way to work with them. Thanks again. ... Michael
Interesting. I just put in a Western Digital 1.5tb into the device and Windows 7 gave a pop-up saying it recognized a 'Seagate' device, but it doesn't show up anywhere.
You probably have to prepare it using Disk Management:
Start Menu -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Create and format hard disk partitions
It should show up there. Then you can delete it, repartition it, and reformat it.
Just got it working. Went to Administrator (heck if I know why Windows 7 doesn't allow me to everything under my own (admin) id), selected msconfig, then tools, then launch computer management. From disk management there, I could format it. Using my own id (which has Admin privs) no way could I get to disk management - weird. Anyway, going to Device Management, it still thinks it's a Seagate drive. Interesting, eh? (By the way I don't have a Systems and Maintenance icon - only the usual SYSTEM one. I'll see from what I've learned if I can create one. Thanks muchly for your help.
My model ST315005EXA101-RK , the usb PCB port is beoken and i have throw it away.Is there any aftermarket enclosure compatible with this hard disk? I have searched the biggest IT store in my area and it is not avail. Please help.
Any 3.5-inch SATA enclosure will work. However, I prefer docks so that you can swap hard drives in and out . . . like one of these: Plugable USB 3.0/2.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station (LucidPort chipset)
That is for desktop what i want is be portable as i always carry it around..
Please provide with a video tutorial on "How to disassemble Seagate Expansion Desk". If you are having any link on how to disassemble, please provide...Thanks!!
Don't even think to use a screwdriver! ! !
The drive inside my seagate expansion croaked so i opened it up and replaced it with a 2TB WD caviar green
Hi, thanks for the manual. I could replace the original 500GB with a 2TB HD. Works without problems on my Mac. Cheers, J
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